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this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing ha
is the question more pressing than in nevada, the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country, a place where there are jobs waiting to be filled. >> karl hutter: yeah, we hear way too much about the united states manufacturing, "we don't manufacture anything anymore." not true. not true. >> pitts: sure, it's mexico, it's in china... >> hutter: yeah, yeah, that... that all went to china, that all went to mexico. not true whatsoever. >> pitts: karl hutter is the new chief operating officer of click bond in carson city, nevada, a company his parents started in 1969. >> hutter: we're still technically a small business, but we're growing quickly. >> pitts: so you're hiring? >> hutter: we are hiring. we're hiring and we need to find good people. and that's really what the challenge is these days. >> pitts: 325 people work at click bond, making fasteners that hold cables, panels and pretty much everything else inside today's planes, ships and trains. their customers include the defense department. the f-35 has 30,000 click bond fasteners. the workhorses in this factory may look old, but they'
the snow report is running lots of snow for the sierra nevada. another one to three inches but boy, tough getting up there today. so might want to stay tuned right here to channel 5. we have some storms that are lining up so be careful heading to the high country. over this weekend, we could see a couple of feet of snow maybe more than thats across the high sierra nevada. so yeah, we have big storms lining up. i think the next one will be a real soaker. >> snow could be good for skiers and borders. >> the base are a little high but the snow will be coming down. >> look what we have right there speaking of snow. it's come down in the sierra. >> how about that. >> boy, look at that wind, though. >> it's not going to be great conditions but they are getting the snow. they need that. >> yes. >> thank you. >>> right now, pg&e is working on restoring power to hundreds of folks in pacifica where a lot of shopkeepers simply closed up. >> let's check back in with cate caugiran. when do crews think they will have the power back on. >> reporter: well, hopefully sometime soon, frank and michelle. th
romney among hispanic voters 3-1 in nevada costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us almost like a second thought. we need to have the hispanic vote. >> reporter: las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years says many in his party need to learn to reach out too and to soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now it stands do you believe that there are enough republicans who really believe in compromising -- >> i believe it. >> reporter: you believe it right now? >> right. if i don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016 at least 2 million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics. airing ads like these. [ speaking foreign language ] it's that sensitivity that mario said was missing from the romney campaign. >> we are t
have to use marco rubio, susana martinez, governor of new mexico, sandoval from nevada, hispanic americans who are republicans to forge a different conversation, because if they don't, this trend line will continue. >> well, i look at african-americans, the situation's even worse for the republican party. they don't have a roster like the ones major just outlined there, and they're doing much worse with african-american voters. >> how is it that the polls showed us that this was extraordinarily tight. many republicans said the polls are wrong, that it's not going to be the same as the 2008 electorate. what did we learn? >> the most important thing in my estimation was the partisan split. you know what that was in 2008? exactly the same thing, and what did republicans tell us throughout this campaign, especially down the stretch? we're not going to see that partisan divide, we're not going to see that split. there will be more republicans. we have enthusiasm, we have intensity, our people are going to show up. guess what, they didn't, or the numbers they had were insufficient to c
of virginia and the president will hit wisconsin, colorado and way out here in nevada. >> california voters are still on the fence about the governor's tax height proposal. >> ann in san francisco with how prop 30 campaign is drumming up support before the election. joins us with more. >> just aa few days left. down market street right now campaigning at the commonwealth club. and we met teachers that were hitting the highway in favor of prop 30. the polls are close right now. really could go either way. >> when they hugged, we know they are going to vote yes. >> a new poll showed 51% of likely voters support prop 30 but then a new poll released this morning showed 48% support. i can't let this. i have my responsibility ies. >> voters just can't afford to bailout sacramento any more. haven't seen any reforms that would give them confidence that sending money to sacramento would help. it's going to be up to jerry brown to do his best to reduce the size of government in sacramento. i'm not too optimistic for him doing that. >> the fear if prop 30 doesn't pass, threatened $6 billion in school
with the nine we've been talking about: nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, iowa, new hampshire, virginia, north carolina and florida. that's where the competition will be tonight because those states it's just too close and so now we wait. >> pelley: john, thank you. the biggest of those battleground states are florida, ohio, and virginia. and that is where the candidates have been spending a lot of time since the republican convention. the obama-biden ticket in blue and the romney-ryan ticket in those red dots you see there. we have correspondents in all three of those states tonight and first dean reynolds is in the birthplace of seven american presidents, the state of ohio. dean? >> reporter: good evening, scott, from the statehouse in columbus. you know, ohio started voting early, five weeks ago and 1,787,000 people took advantage of that opportunity, the highest number in the state's history. we noticed today as well that a lot of people are casting provisional ballots, they go to people whose address doesn't match their registration or who requested an absentee ballot from the state but n
helped president obama beat mitt romney among hispanic voters by 3-1 in nevada, costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us like a second thought. like, oh, we need to have hispanics, we may not be able to win. >> reporter: this las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years, says many his n his party businessman, a republican for 40 years, says many his n his party need to learn to reach out, too, and soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now as it stands, do you believe there are enough republicans who belief in compromise on immigration? >> well, i want to believe that we believe. >> reporter: do you believe it right now? >> yes, because if i don't believe it i wouldn't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado, and nevada, the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased one percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016, at least two million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went
eastern nevada, triggering a few snow showers in the sierra as we pointed out earlier. all of that stuff in the gulf of alaska will be heading up north and so, we really don't have to worry about it. out the door, sunny and cool for the bay area today. and the future cast is showing we'll get a few clouds, but that will be about it. mostly sunny skies predominate today. in the extended forecast we'll be calling for numbers to be mostly in the 50s today, as we look ahead, the next chance for showers moving into the bay area, late wednesday, early thursday. and that's off enough into the future. this is a caution nare note. it doesn't really look like anything solid right now but there is at least the potential so we give you a head's up simply by way of performing our public duty in the weather department. otherwise it will be nice >> except for the fact of the temperatures being so chilly. i put on my heat last night. >> oh, no. it won't be the last time. >>> the lakers' head coach, fired. the golden state warriors hope for an easy night against l.a. all the drama coming up next in sport
, michelle. 6:11. >>> today is the second day of a strike against raley's in northern california and nevada. it happened after contract talks broke off yesterday. issues are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working sundays, and a proposed pay freeze. this is the first strike in the 77-year history of the company. >>> time now 6:12. why notorious mobster whitey bulger was rushed to the hospital. >> a tragedy at a zoo. i 2-year-old mauled to death by wild dogs. how he got in the cage. >> and on the hook, how much muni will have to pay for the bus torched in the wild world series celebrations. thi he story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they
on the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states t
it into their trunk. >> swapped. the suspects drove off in a sedan with nevada plates. >>> she was sitting on a gold mine and didn't even know it. today a californiaground mother who lams -- grandmother who almost missed her chance to cash in on a fortune came forward. the lucky winner is $23 million richer. >> reporter: with tears in her eyes julie severa arrived at the lottery office to claim her $23 million winnings. >> once in a while i'll hit the floor on my knees and scream. >> reporter: the 69 year old widow almost missed out on her prize. the california lotto put out this photo, in the photo her daughter chralana. >> reporter: the family stopped at michael's market and liquor last may, but not to buy a ticket. >> i was car sick. we pulled over and i grabbed my water. and she was like get me a lotto ticket, i&i'm like -- and i'm like no no no. >> reporter: the ticket would sit in the car for five months until the photo appeared. >> i put my dollar glasses and i had put two pairs to see and it was chralana. >> at first she thought her daughter was in trouble. >> i got the third pair and i put
, their spouses, running mates, all crisscrossing ohio, wisconsin, iowa, virginia, colorado, florida, nevada. and it's gonna look like this for the next 48 hours. >>> the convention was tonight. despite deadlocked national polls, mitt romney faces a tougher road. here is his closing plea to the crowd in englewood, colorado. >> we journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future. now we're almost there. one final push is gonna get us there. we got a lot of short nights and long days, and now we're close. the door to a brighter future is there. it's open, waiting for us. i need your vote, i need your work, i need your help! walk with me! let's walk together! let's start anew! thank you so much, colorado! you guys are the best! >> as for mr. obama, he appeared with former president bill clinton in virginia tonight. this is the bull run, if you're from farther north. this is where he'll get the vote. earlier in the day, he was in the milwaukee area, a key to his success in wisconsin. and here is his last words for the crowd there. >> and if you're willing to work with me and kn
, iowa and nevada will put them over the top. mr. obama told a crowd of 23,000 in hollywood, florida, it's all up to them now. >> you know what i believe, you know where i stand. and you know that no matter what happens, i'll fight for you and your family every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: president obama will spend the last day of his last campaign in three midwest states, iowa, ohio and wisconsin. he said today that at this stage in the race he is merely a prop. and that the real stars of this drama are his get out the vote teams and the voters themselves, jeff. >> jeff: nancy, thank you. jan crawford now is with governor romney in pennsylvania. >> two more days! two more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country! >> two more days! >> reporter: in the crucial state of ohio, romney talked today in sweeping language about a brighter future. >> two more days we start rebuilding our country and restoring our confidence and renewing our conviction. confidence that we're in a solid path to steady improvement. americans don't settle, we build, we aspire, we dream, w
to sell groceries. >> the strike at 115 stores in california and 13 in nevada makes customers to make tough choices. >> it takes a little bit of effort. it is closer to my house and i will have to spend extra gas to go to the middle of the island. >> this woman says she did not realize she crossed the picket line of the clerks she likes. >> friendly. some know me by name. >> they are all out on the street picketing. when should i do, go shop at safeway. >> i will not tell what you to do. >> she sided with the clerks and want elsewhere to shop. >> reporter: now, three years ago they disclosed or let go an undisclosed number of corporate employees for efficiencies and give more values to the customers. >> union rights are at the center of proposition 32 on tuesday's ballot. the measure, limiting union's giving money to campaigns is on track to the be costliest campaign. the latest poll shows half of all voter are opposed to prop 32. 16% are undecided. who is behind prop 32 campaign? >> reporter: union members say it will takeaway their voice. making political kopt pwaougzs for money
, in virginia, even in ohio what they saw as a lead or slight lead now has slipped. novemb nevada off the table. it's changed this race. charlie and norah? >> political director john dickerson and national journal white house correspondent major garrett have been with us throughout this campaign. welcome. >> good to be with you. >> an exciting race. >> indeed, it is. >> let me start with john. what's the pathway, possible pathway for governor romney? >> well, let's start context. if we look at the map and we assign those states that are red states and blue states to the two candidates, president obama starts with 237. romney starts with 191. the president's already got a head start. and that means that if you look at all the possible scenarios, president obama has about 431 ways he can get to 270. mitt romney had just 76. let's look at mitt romney. the best possible scenario for him is that he wins florida. we'll give florida to him. then we'll give him the other big one, ohio. 18 electoral votes. then 15 in north carolina. let's give him 13 in virginia. still not there yet. 266. this gives you
showers outside probably some snow up in the mountaintops in the sierra nevada maybe a dusting of snow locally and then temperatures begin to warm up on saturday and sunday. by the way, don't forget to get out there and vote. election day, you can go to the beach, surf a little bit and then head to the polls and enjoy. yeah. temperatures in the 70s and some more 80s. >> we got it get out of here, lawrence. >> i know. we're getting out of a good time. going to be beautiful in the afternoon. >>> if you are out doors take a moment to look up at the sky. the night sky this week, we are in the middle of a meteor shower. >> yeah. >> you like this kind of stuff. >> love it. >> the torrid meteors will light up the sky through november 12. you can expect to see about 5 shooting stars per lure if conditions are right. things get more active later this month. a second meteor shower the leonid meteors will start november 17th. >> i can't wait. >> i know. cool stuff. look up. >>> still ahead, a training flight turns into a crash- landing and it's all caught on camera. who is to blame? the pilot or
of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral college, but the popular vote was neck and neck. in his victory speech, mr. obama promised better days ahead. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president watched the returns in his hometown of chicago. bigad shaban is there. >> reporter: the president took the stage here in his hometown of chicago at about half past midnight and he told a crowd of cheering supporters we may have battled fiercely, but it's because we love this country deeply. the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states, giving him a decisive electoral victory. >> whet
, nevada and utah. but not all bay area organizations are as important. some are worried they won't have enough to meet this year's need. >> tu sometimes. cbs 5 reporter alyssa harrington reports. >> reporter: there's just ten days until thanksgiving and thousands of bay area families could go without a traditional dinner. donation are are down at second harvest food bng in san jose during their busiest time of the year. they're looking for all kinds of food, but most of all turkeys. >> turkey donations have been slow to come in. i think that's because most people were thinking about the giants or the election and i understand that, but with thanksgiving a week early, we really do immediate some help. >> reporter: they need 12,000 turkeys total and only have half of that. at sacred heart, they need 4,000 turkeys. so far there's just 62 in the back freeze erbe. >> right now, we don't have all the food we need. that's part of why we want to get the message out. >> reporter: part of the message that second harvest provides food to 250,000 people every month. >> that's literally one in te
dropping in here. that means lots of snow in the sierra nevada and lots of wet for us. >> i guess we were due. >> i think this one is going to be a soaker. >> all righty. well, we have to pay the piper eventually right? >>> still ahead how losing an election and your facebook page go hand in hand and it's not all that friendly. >> and they claim sipping this will help you lose weight. it's pepsi's new healthy soda. the real deal? we'll tell you when we come back. opening low this morning amd concern over greec >>> the big board was rebounding after an opening low the morning amid concerns over greece, european leaders postponed $40 billion to the country and it desperately needs that. the dow dipped back though in the negative territory just moments ago. it is down 16 points and heading south as we speak. >>> if you're still dieing to get your hands on facebook stock; you will get another chance tomorrow. hundreds of millions of facebook shares could hit the market wednesday. that's when early investors and employees will get a chance to sell those shares that were part of the lockup that
is going to be -- these are some rain totals by the way. you can see we did pretty well in nevada, san pate owe picked up a 3rd of an inch. we're going to be looking at numbers in the low 60s. extended forecast, dry it up for thanksgiving after another shot of showers by the end of the week. we have a little bit of rain coming in on tuesday and wednesday. we get a break on monday. >> wednesday is the big travel day. >> yeah, you know, it's going to clear out by late wednesday. so that part looks good. >> thanks for that. >>> some say this is america's favorite blond, a eulogy to the twinkie with 150-calorie snack cake what it can teach us about ourselves. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> so stephanie, are you ready to make this wonderful cranberry dish? >> i am. thanksgiving is right around the corner. >> you have food going here, and you don't have a lot of sugar. tell me what you put the cranberries with. >> it's already a fruit. it has some in there already. they can taste bitter so i use honey. a lot of honey and a little brown sugar. just a little bit. >> not too much right? >> no. it makes it t
on the campaign trail. he will visit wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor mitt romney is in virginia, after campaign iing i florida on wednesday. jan crawford filed this report this morning as the romney campaign headed north. >> to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential election is really an under dstatement. think about it. less than a week to go, the race this tight. both sides suspending campaigning and romney yesterday back on the campaign trail but muting his attacks on the president. and the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise, you're going to be okay. >> reporter: he met with victims and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incred
's grocery store in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke off yesterday. the issue, there are many, medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working sundays a proposed pay freeze. >> okay with the freeze. we just want to keep what we have and keep the medical that we have with the union but they want to take that away. basically when we retired they probably -- we would have no medical. >> raley's says it needs to cut costs because of a growing number of stores selling groceries now. this is the first strike in its 77-year history. >>> encouraging news for drivers. prices at the pump have been dropping steadily over the past couple of weeks. the lundberg survey says prices dropped 21 cents since mid- october alone. the national average for a gallon of regular is now 3.55. however, in california, as we all know, a little higher, $3.98. and san francisco still holding the distinction for the nation's highest gas prices, $4.05 for a gallon here in the city. >> that's a distinction we don't want. >> no. we have had it for quite a while. >> n
to the nevada state line. you won't be able to go any further heading from the bay area or sacramento this morning. video now to show you what chain control is like. caltrans checking tires making sure everybody is driving at slow speeds down here because you never know when the weather changes and it changes on a dime in the sierra going from perfect to snow in just several minutes. so at this point right now everybody on caution right now because of the fact that there's a backup. the snow starting to come down steady back here live. we want to take you to the shoulder of the road. a good amount of powder hear about falling overnight. we are talking about probably five or six inches that's fallen. that's good for the resorts if you are going skiing or boarding today. in fact best part about it is weekend starts for us morning people in a few hours! [ laughter ] >> back to you. >> that's the best. sean bennett live in the sierra, thank you. >> hope he brought his skis with him. >> how would you like to bring some chains on one of those 18 wheelers? >> no way. >> two wheels is tough e
cruz mountains. i think a lot of snow in the sierra nevada. the latest forecast only has one to three feet. i think we could easily see two to five feet. watch out, gusty winds at 65 miles per hour. 60s for highs around the bay area today, get prepared. we have a big storm headed our way. then it tapers off to showers on saturday. more storms rolling in on sunday. that's the latest, guys. back to you. >> thank you. >>> they have a rich athletic history dating back over 100 years but this may be their best team ever. >> a south bay high school that you may have never heard of but they have everyone listening in a big way now. give it up for csd's big high school football team, this week's "cool school"! >>> >> reporter: 19 proud players, the fremont eagles, not a one over 200 pounds but these men are national champions. and every one of them is deaf. >> i tell people that deaf people can read, write, do anything, can communicate. the only thing they can't do is hear. >> reporter: the california school for the deaf is coming off its best season ever, ten winners in all but two games aga
in the sierra nevada above 1,000 feet or so another foot of snow expected there. and some very strong gusty winds out of the south to 70 miles per hour. storms beginning to taper off by the afternoon. showers continuing on saturday. another strong storm system on saturday night into sunday. on monday even though we are going to be dry, the russian river is expected to crest near flood stage near guerneville on monday morning. so we have to watch that closely. more showers possible as we head in toward tuesday and wednesday. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you. >>> former president george h.w. bush is expected to be released from the hospital this weekend. the elder bush has about in and out of the hospital over the past week for bronchitis. he is 88. doctors say he is in stable condition. >>> another hospital update from the family of the king of pop. michael jackson's father is recovering from a mild stroke. joe jackson went to the hospital wednesday after he had problem standing and walking. the 84-year-old should be released from the hospital today. >>> one of the people holding
rallies today in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. and yesterday, vice president joe biden and former president clinton campaigned on his behalf. >> i'm for president obama because he's got a better economic plan, a better budget, a better healthcare plan. >> i actually have a plan for getting america back and for strengthening our foundation and my plan creates some 12 million jobs. >> like mr. obama, republican challenger mitt romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >>> nurses plan another 24-hour strike today at several bay area hospitals. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom to explain what's behind it. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the issue is the same as the past three strikes reduction in patient care and disputes over contract negotiations. nurses say they will be out picketing as early as 7 a.m. and rallies will start at 11 a.m. this strike will involve 3200 nurses and several hundred respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect 7 bay area
tonight. first nancy cordes with the president in the swing state of nevada. nancy. >> reporter: scott, white house aides are making sure we know the president is still conducting the federal response to sandy while he's on the road, making conference calls to governors in the storm area between rallies, but he's also make up for lost time, hitting nree or four states a day between now and the election. the president bounded back on to the campaign trail wearing a bomber jacket emblazoned with his title-- commander in chief. >> it is good to be back in green bay, wisconsin! hereporter: at each stop, he started by sharing lessons from hurricane sandy. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. all the petty differences that consume us in normal times, all seem to melt away. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're go it
battleground states, some more than once. only the president will visit nevada and florida. they're trying to win over anyone who is still undecided. cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says the candidates are going after women in particular. >> and younger women voters, who express a pro-choice attitude, that they're still in indecision about the president. these are people who said they voted for him in 2008, for whom, while they're pro-choice, the economy message that the romney campaign has put out, which means different things to different people, has found some resonance. >> tomorrow, the last unemployment report before the election comes out. he does not believe it will change anyone's mind unless the numbers are hugely different from last week. right now the unemployment rate is 7.8%. >>> a neighborhood in the east bay hills is on the lookout for a deer that someone apparently tried to kill. people in and around campus drive in berkeley hills tell cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook that the doe is moving slowly and in obvious pain. >> reporter: if you live in many parts of the bay area, y
, nevada. >> new hampshire got me the republican nomination, and new hampshire is going to get me the white house. thanks, you guys. >> schieffer: if there's anything both sides can agree on, this is close and could come down to one state, but which one, florida, virginia, or-- >> i think you may have noticed everyone paying's a lot of attention to ohio. >> schieffer: and them there's the wild card. what will the impact that the super storm that destroyed parts of new jersey and plunkedly the lower half the manhattan into darkness have the race? we've got the latest on hurricane sandy damage,en and this we'll turn to the best of the best political remembers, analysts and race watchers to give us their take on the presidential race. we'll start with peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." dee dee myers of "vanity fair." richard lowry of the "national review." harvard university's david gergen. and our own john dickerson. then we'll talk to stu rothenberg of the stu rothenbe rothenberg political reports. allen stanford of the university of virginia center for politics, democratic pollster
raley's grocery store in northern california and nevada. the walkout began after contract talks broke out. the issues are medical benefits, elimination for premium for working on sunday and a proposed pay freeze. >> okay with the freeze. we want to keep what we have and keep the medical that we have with the union but nent to take that away. basically, when we retired, they probably -- we have no medical. >> raley's says it needs to cut costs like most companies because of the growing number of stores selling groceries. this is the first strike in the 77-year history of the company. >>> 4:41 now. you might be feeling a little less pain at the pump. how much gas prices actually dropped overnight. >> plus, a trip to a zoo takes a tragic and deadly turn. how a toddler fell into an animal enclosure. >>> people climbed the steps of the willis tower in chicago. what makes this guy's trip a little bit different. we'll share it with you when we come back. ,,,, tower... but he *is the fit to do it with a bionic leg. amputee zac vawter made hisy bed >>> he is not the first man to climb up this
about the early voting in most of the key battleground states. they feel very good about iowa and nevada. they think they're ahead by a they t there florida. red they may be right. but republicans tend to do better at getting their voters out on election day, so they can turn all that around and the ple ar people are arguing that thusenthusiasm and the intensity tens're seeing at their rallies will make that happen. i have to say, when you clear ,way all the spin, it is coming hing:to one thing: turnout. which side gets their voters to whic the polls tomorrow? and just to add that one note of fuspense to all of that: it's that storm heading toward florida tonight. owardlley: bob, thank you very much. as you know, under our constitution we don't vote e, wetly for a presidential elndidate, we are choosing electors for each of the candidates. each state has many as electors has it has members of congress and the senate. or takes 270 of those electors to win and our political dicktor john dickerson is here to show us how each candidate could reach that number. hn?n? tt scott, all 50 states c
levels in the sierra nevada down to 2500 to 3,000 feet. we could see a light dusting of snow on our mountaintops, drier weather on the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> on the dublin interchange, westbound 580 traffic, looks clear across this stretch. and yeah, the drive time is 15 minutes right now from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange. we'll show you where it's starting to get slow and where we still have some areas of overnight roadwork. in fact, we have a full freeway closure eastbound lanes of highway 4 approaching loveridge. so again this is that ongoing roadwork they have been doing in the area westbound highway 4 still delay-free but again give it another half hour or so and we'll likely start to see some backups. then looks good all the way towards pittsburg-bay point and concord area. once again more roadwork coming into san francisco. it's on that connector ramp from northbound 280 to southbound 101. so that ramp should be closed until about 5:00. so hopefully they will reopen that any minute. in the meantime, it's been causing delays o
what in fact naps nevada and especially in colorado. >> i agree with you. once we get ohio, once we know ohio, then we've got to look out west. they need something else to go over the top. but we'll also be there late because of the senate. i don't expect we'll know senate control until after we see north dakota, and montan as well. >> arizona. >> and arizona as well. we've got a late and i think exciting night ahead. but some of these, especially all of these states, too, that we've been talking about, their counts are going to come in over the course of a couple of hours. so we'll have some suspense building there. >> schieffer: let's take a little break here and we'll come back and talk about this some more. we'll be back in a minute. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >> schieffer: this race has been close from the very beginning, but stu you saw a shift about a week a
chain which has 128 stores in northern california and nevada. >> contract talks with union members broke down early this morning. now the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing. changes in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> happening right now, republican presidential candidate mitt romney is speaking at a rally in iowa. a live look. this is romney's final push for votes in swing state. president obama is leading his republican challenger in iowa in most of the polls. the president had 47 to 42 percent. >>> more pictures now. the former president bill clinton speaking at a rally in iowa as well. the president is expected to join in shortly. obama has a full schedule today. his campaign stops include a hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. >>> and president obama and republican mitt romney making final push for votes two days before the election for polls show the campaigns are running neck and neck nationally and the margins in most battleground state are in single digits. the president hit for swing states yesterday. instead he kept his promises he made four
or more food stores in california. in nevada they are hoping for a speedy resolution as we go into the busy holiday season. elissa harrington cbs 5. >>> they have been rallying against the utility and others after superstorm sandy hit. about 73,000 homes and businesses remain without power in new york and new jersey. most of the lingering outages are on long island. crews say they hope e to restore power to most of the homes and businesses by tomorrow night. >>> and there's major flooding today. this is shots from venice italy, the high tide marked yesterday was 5 feet above flood level. that's the 6th highest mark since record keeping started. it comes from heavy rains and wind whipped seas. movable barerers, have been in the works for years but will not -- barriers have been in the works for years but will not be ready until 2023. >>> 6:35, let's get a check on the weather here. >> it is cold today. >> little chilly. we'll see a little cold in the studio this morning. cold temperatures everywhere you go early on. a couple of clouds moving across your skies. what a nice begin
in california and nevada caught at a san francisco steakhouse. well, tonight police credit a sharp eyed off duty oakland officer with that arrest. it happened at a ruth's chris steakhouse on van ness avenue in san francisco. as cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us, the man under arrest is suspected in numerous east bay felonies. >> reporter: what was supposed to be a romantic birthday dinner for an off-duty oakland police officer turned into a crime-fighting date involving a most wanted fugitive. oakland police say this man, 20- year-old ronnie flenaugh, had been on the run for six months. >> he was my number one target out in east oakland. >> reporter: in fact, just an hour before the arrest in san francisco, oakland police flew out to las vegas and raided a home where they thought flenaugh was hiding. he wasn't there. instead, he and a big group of people walked into a steakhouse in san francisco where an off- duty oakland police officer was celebrating his wife's birthday. >> what drew the attention to the off-duty officer is that a gentleman walked in with a hooded sweatshirt over his head a baseb
with fog. rainfall totals look like this. nevada picked up a fifth of an inch of rain. these totals are from the last several hours. they picked up 1.9 inches of rain. san francisco, half an inch. livermore managed 45- hundredths. winter storm warnings are posted throughout the sierra. a few inches posted about 10,000 feet. still the wind gusts could be up to 45 miles an hour. we're going to start out foggy and cloudy for the bay area today. just mild temperatures and changes ahead for the bay. as we expect, low clouds will be moving in midday on tuesday. that favors the north baby tuesday night. the only thing is we'll be starting out with fog in santa rosa. other than that, the field today will be far more sunshine than we had yesterday and the rain now has headed east to the bay area. increasing sunshine for us today. numbers still on the mild side. for san francisco, we're going to be looking at numbers on monday if you're headed out. 64 at the airport. looks good. no airport delays on monday. los angeles is sunny. so for the most part, so is chicago. new york looks okay for a c
] >> the drawing is tonight but you will need to drive to oregon or nevada for a ticket. powerball tickets are not sold in california. >> i didn't know that. >> let's gas up and go. >> ive family in oregon and they sell them in new england, too. >> see, there you go. >> going to jump on that train. >>> 5:56. in the next half hour, heavy rain and wild winds. they are on the way. we have team coverage on the biggest storm of the season. >> that has residents loading up on sandbags in case of any flooding as we prepare for the first of three powerful storms moving into the region. >> >> along with rain comes the wind. we'll tell you why chp officers are concerned for drivers on this morning commute when we return. ,, ,,,,,,,, in gre >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> here comes the storm! you can see hi-def doppler lit up in green. right now, a lot of green there. and some live pictures of the bay bridge. looking pretty slick and a little crowded. >> a little crowded. it is the beginning of a five- day blowout of heavy rain, gusty winds and some big surf along the coastli
the rain here lots of snow in the sierra nevada. lake forecast only has one to fleet of snow across the higher peaks. i think we could see more than that. just a whole lot of water coming. but the basin staying base at 7,000 feet and above. series of storms rolling through and then a break monday and tuesday. that's the latest forecast. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> should palestine have nonmember observer status in the united nations? that's the focus of a vote expected today by the u.n. general assembly. palestinians say they need u.n. recognition of a palestinian state in the west bank in order to get israel back to the negotiation table. meanwhile the u.s. insists on direct negotiations with israel. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says u.n. recognition of an independent palestine state would not advance the palestinians' quest for a homeland. >> by going to the u.n., the palestinians can get a piece of paper. they can get a resolution. but nothing will change here on the ground. >> at this point, there's no specific time set for today's u.n. vote. >>> 5:18. they
have? the especially is glaring in the key swing states of florida, colorado and nevada where registered hispanic voters have increased 1% since 2008. >> today we showed them that we demanded at the ballot box, they can't ignore it. we're here. we're voting, paying attention. >> reporter: joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> and for the first time ever, americans approved gay marriage at the ballot box. same-sex couples celebrated the results in seattle. washington state, maryland and maine are now the first states to approve gay marriage with a public vote. >> it feels completely amazing. we want to be fully married in our state so this is with -- exhilarating, beyond exciting. >> washington, maine and maryland join six other states and the district of columbia in allowing gay marriage. but it's legal in those other states because of actions by judges or legislators, not voters. california is one of 38 states that passed bans on gay marriage. mostly by amending constitutions to define marriage as between one man and one woman. >>> put simply, last night was all about electing people to mak
to the nevada state line. so very cold up here. i know that the weekend is about to start in a few hours so if you are coming up be safe. but it is very, very cold. frank, michelle? >> all right. sean bennett live in nyack, thank you. >>> i would imagine the ski resorts are saying, hooray, thanksgiving is coming, we have snow. and we have snow in the bay area, too. >> we could have snow on our peaks. but a lot of guys up there love to see the snow for thanksgiving and they are going to get some of it now. if it stays cold enough they can make snow, too. scattered showers around the bay area. we have had some lightning and thunderstorms rolling through early on today reports of power outages because of that. now most of the focus shifting a little bit further to the south. you can see occasional lightning strike showing up on our radar here. it looks like we're not done with the rain although we may catch a little bit of a break. out the door it is a chilly start to the day. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. by the afternoon, it's going to stay very cool. highs only running in the 50s. and t
to the sierra nevada bring chains. let's time it out. today showers continuing on and off. into the evening here's the next band that i was talking about. you can see some heavier downpours and that will push through tonight. scattered showers into saturday not a rainout but you want to keep that umbrella and then a stronger system moves in on saturday night into sunday morning. mix of sun and clouds and some wandering showers on sunday. so not a washout for the weekend. but we'll see some occasional rain. most of that comes in the nighttime hours. temperatures are going to stay fairly mild with this storm system. rainfall totals though impressive. over 1.5" into the santa cruz mountains over an inch in the santa rosa area and then toward the next storm system, maybe over 2." so a good soaker for the bay area and we are not done. more on the way after that. temperatures mainly in the 60s for today. next few days a little stormy so a wet weekend for the bay area. then it looks like come monday the rain line shifts further north still a chance of a few showers to the north bay, maybe some more sho
way to get from southern california to las vegas. a nevada company has a tentative deal to put a party trade on union pacific railroad tracks from daggett in san bernardino county to vegas and it would be called, the x train with plenty of party provisions. the tickets will be $99 each way including food and drinks. >> i don't know, it might be a good deal. >> the cbs special person to person with charlie rose and lara logan airs tonight and a star guest new orleans saint quarterback drew brees. >> first of all, that he's a great guy and that he clearly is a football hero who feels that his celebrity should be used for good things and he has been part of the rebuilding of new orleans and obviously because of the super bowl is a huge hero down there. >> and he will be joined by his wife. other guests are sean penn, gabby douglas and alisha keys. catch person to person at 10:00 on channel 5 tonight. >>> a san francisco holiday tradition will be repeated tonight. >> the lights go on on macy's's 83-foot tree in union square the 23rd annual great tree lighting ceremony. and the tree lightin
staying up through monday. high country we are looking at winter storm warnings there in the sierra nevada. above 7,000 feet could see upwards of another 12" of snow. and some gusts to 70 miles per hour. so if you are going to head up there be careful and, of course, take the chains. next few days, this stormy weather will continue on and off. the potential for flooding will continue right on in through the weekend. looks like we catch a break come monday. but more showers possible next tuesday and wednesday. boy, it is tough out there on the roads, elizabeth. >> i know. if you can stay home, do it. we are getting new problems just coming in. we'll get to the bay bridge in just a minute. first we'll talk about this traffic alert. westbound 580 blocked at the dublin interchange. super slow through pleasanton. we can't even calculate the drive time right now traffic at a standstill. at last check it was a half hour between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange westbound 580 lanes. but again, all lanes are blocked. there was an oil spill, big rig accident around 1:50 this morning. and
their thing. heavenly opened up yesterday. every major ski resort in the tahoe area in nevada or northern california will be open by friday much better than last year where we had no snow until early december. back here in the bay area the bay bridge with a backdrop of mainly cloudy skies. concord 58. san francisco 61. cloudy in san jose. currently 62 degrees. the set up in the atmosphere is this. there is a large area of pressure approaching the bay area. it will take time to get here and time to leave. the first wave of rainfall gets here tomorrow morning, sloppy morning commute to wrap up the workweek and a rough drive home. this low pressure is going to take the weekend to get out leaving finally on sunday afternoon. so that's most of friday all of saturday and most of sunday looking wet. let's time the first wave for you because we're look at steady to heavy rainfall especially north of the golden gate on friday morning with scattered showers and kind of throughout the day picking up in intensity once again by 6:00 tomorrow night. highs tomorrow with the cloud cover with the rain, a
, nevada, and iowa. so how does this model work? >> so every poll that people read about goes into the model and sees the projection in some way. >> reporter: there might be 30 or 40 of them a day in this year's poll-happy universe. silver's model averaging all those polls and then factors in how well they've performed in past elections and he comes up with probabilities like gambling odds. >> florida, for example, we had romney with a 60% chance of winning. that's how often when you have a one-point lead in the average of polls you've wound up winning in the past. in ohio we have obama with about a 75% chance of winning because he has a larger lead so it's more likely to be enduring on election day itself. >> i'm projecting that you need to win 99 games in order to make it to the post office. >> reporter: think money ball, the book and film about how a geek used numbers to outdo the oakland a's scouts using their intuition to find undervalued baseball players who could win. in other words, the stat-heads versus the pundits again. nate silver started out as a baseball statisti
, too, right? >> yes. series of storms toward the sierra nevada and the bay area too so enjoy the sunshine while we have it. looks like we'll have great weather outside as high pressure taking over. it means we'll see great weather into the afternoon. a little cool in some spots inland this morning, 40s and 50s. by the afternoon we're enjoying 50s and some 70s by the afternoon. so get outside and enjoy it. not going to last long. tomorrow we have changes, a few clouds moving in and by friday, there's a chance of a few showers. showers could linger into saturday and another stronger storm on sunday. we're going to check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> good morning. well, start you off with a live look at some of our traffic sensors in the south bay. northbound 280, right before lawrence expressw
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